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The New York Times
September 25. 2020
Donors are giving money in different ways this year, and two new projects are helping them identify the nonprofit groups that can best use their money.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 24, 2019
For the first time ever, Vanguard Charitable in 2018 disbursed $1 billion worth of grants made by donors and is on track to surpass that in 2019, according to president Jane Greenfield.
June 4, 2020
Helping clients realize and execute an effective giving strategy builds trust and elevates an advisor’s ultimate purpose beyond investments and portfolio management to something more meaningful and valuable.
March 22, 2020
The widespread use of DAFs is evident in their rapid growth. “They’re absolutely taking off,” said Ann Gill, chief philanthropic officer at Vanguard Charitable.
December 5, 2020
It's been a remarkable year of philanthropic payouts for donor-advised funds (DAFs), which let people take an immediate tax deduction by putting money into an account earmarked for future charitable donations.
December 5, 2020
Donor-advised funds are a bit like foundations without the management hassles or the overhead. They're available to anyone, and they've had a remarkable year, Axios' Jennifer A. Kingson reports.Read more
Chronicle of Philanthropy
December 3, 2020
A plan to rewrite federal rules governing how quickly money from foundation endowments and donor-advised funds must be given out to charity faces long odds in a new Congress that will be busy dealing with a lengthy list of other pressing issues, according to some nonprofit leaders.Read more
December 1, 2020
Whether you'll be making charitable donations today on #GivingTuesday or before year's end, you may want to support people hurt by COVID-19 — economically or medically — or assist racial justice nonprofits.Read more
December 1, 2020
“Some DAF holders are accelerating their donations without being forced to do so. Vanguard Charitable said its DAF holders have released more than $1.3 billion to nonprofits so far in 2020, an increase of more than 20% from the same period last year.”
December 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has touched off an explosion of grant making from donor-advised funds, according to a spot check of the big national donor-advised fund-sponsors and community foundations of all sizes.Read more
The NonProfit Times
November 17, 2020
Each year, the CDP and Candid examine global disaster-related funding from foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors, the U.S. federal government, and corporations and donations through donor-advised funds (DAFs) and online platforms. Individual donors contributed $25.2 million through donor-advised funds (DAF) managed by Fidelity Charitable and $9.2 million through those managed by Vanguard Charitable.Read more
November 1, 2020
The onset of the pandemic resulted in a 44% year-over-year increase in giving between February 1 and June 30, when donors gave more than $669 million in grants to support both Covid relief efforts and nonprofits, according to donor-advised fund Vanguard Charitable. Top causes included Covid-19 relief, religious organizations, education and health.Read more
Vanguard Charitable by the numbers
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Additional grant dollars accrued through investment and market impact since inception
Individual grants issued to charity since inception.
Active accounts as of 11/30
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Total FY20 Granting Units through June 30
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COVID-19: Vanguard Charitable donors take action
Released December 16, 2020: Read Vanguard Charitable’s COVID-19 giving report examining the ongoing philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data from Feb.1 – Nov. 30
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What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here's how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and we take care of the rest.
Who is Vanguard Charitable?
We are the nation’s leading provider of the highest value donor-advised funds. Our charitable investment accounts enable impact to multiply, helping our donors take their giving further. We were founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501 (c)(3) to make it easier for donors to increase the value and impact of their giving—through lowest-cost, long-term charitable investments. Guided by Vanguard’s time-tested principles of low cost investing, we balance the highest levels of service and convenience with the lowest cost ratios in the industry. We like to say that we help donors take their giving further.
Meet our President
Jane Greenfield is president of Vanguard Charitable, a national donor-advised fund and one of the nation’s top grantmakers. Thousands of donors have entrusted Vanguard Charitable with their charitable goals and, since inception, have recommended over $10 billion in grants to nonprofits across the country, making Vanguard Charitable one of the
largest grant-making organizations in the United States.
Prior to joining Vanguard Charitable in 2015, Jane held a number of positions as a principal at Vanguard in the Institutional, Retail, and Financial divisions. Before joining Vanguard in 2001, Jane spent 16 years in the banking industry. She holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses, and the CIMA® designation. She has served on various nonprofit boards, including Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, People’s Light and Theatre, and United Way Women’s Initiative. Jane earned a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.